Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday
Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20.
“Another student did the right thing and told school staff about the weapon, and is a hero for doing so,” police said.
While the police did not reveal the school’s identity, according to numerous comments on their Facebook page, it appears that this happened at Sylvester Middle School.
Officers contacted the juvenile male and recovered an unloaded handgun within minutes of the call. There were no threats, the gun was never pointed at anyone or used in a threatening manner. The juvenile was taken to the Youth Center and booked for felony possession of a handgun. We will also be investigating where this gun was obtained and holding anyone else accountable if a crime occurred.
“Burien PD will not tolerate weapons or unsafe behavior in our schools. Schools must be safe in order for learning to occur,” police added. “We commend the school staff and students for their actions today.”